impasto

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See also: impastò

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Noun[edit]

impasto (countable and uncountable, plural impastos)

Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses is an oil painting on canvas completed by Vincent van Gogh in 1890, which makes extensive use of the impasto technique.
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  1. (painting) The use of a thick-bodied paint to create peaks and crests that physically extend from the surface of a painting.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, OCLC 751607287, page 63:
      He was thinking, ʽGot to get a subject where a man can weight the impasto in light. Paint thin against light. Got to remember that.ʼ
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:impasto.

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Verb[edit]

impasto (third-person singular simple present impastoes, present participle impastoing, simple past and past participle impastoed)

  1. (painting) To paint in thick-bodied paint; to paint in impasto style.
    • 1991, Joyce Nakamura, Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series, Volume 14[1]:
      "She looked tall to me, and slim, with delicate Semitic features, and a full mouth that she impastoed with red lipstick to play against her [] "

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /imˈpa.sto/
  • Rhymes: -asto
  • Hyphenation: im‧pà‧sto

Etymology 1[edit]

Deverbal from impastare +‎ -o.

Noun[edit]

impasto m (plural impasti)

  1. mixture, dough, kneading, crumb
  2. impasto
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin impastus, from im- (not) + pastus, past participle of pascī (to eat, to feed).

Noun[edit]

impasto (feminine impasta, masculine plural impasti, feminine plural impaste)

  1. (literary, rare) not having eaten, fasting

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

impasto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of impastare

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